Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation

About Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation

The Old Brooklyn Corporate Development Corporation, (“OBCDC”), was formed over 40 years ago as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The award-winning OBCDC is an advocate regarding strategies toward community redevelopment and revitalization, as well as creating an alliance between residents, business leaders, and government agencies to achieve social, economic, and civic improvement. OBCDC is also heavily involved in the progress of schools in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood.


Neighborhood Engagement Coordinator

June 2022 - August 2022 Cleveland, OH
“My favorite part about working with OBCDC is the personal relationships they have with so many community members, leaders, and businesses. After I tended the OBCDC booth at the Old Brooklyn Farmers' Market, I went to a recommended local restaurant named Sabor Miami where I was welcomed by the owner and talked to her as she saw my OBCDC shirt and asked if I worked there. Not to mention, the staff at OBCDC is like a family. There are only 9 of us working in office consistently so it was easy to meet the staff and they were so friendly and consistently made sure I was getting what I wanted out of the internship experience. Additionally, I was able to work a broad arrangement of tasks whether it was cleaning up around the neighborhood, working the farmers market, entering data, passing out flyers, supervising youth camp kids and more! I am so glad I had the opportunity to work at Old Brooklyn CDC, it was an amazing experience and was more than I could ask for. I gained a ton of professional experience, new skills, and strongly improved my oral communication skills by talking to countless community residents, business owners, leaders etc.”
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